Sessions

May 8, 2014

  • with Mark Greenberg

    What are the roots of kindness and compassion? How do these qualities develop as children and youth mature? What can communities, schools, teachers, and parents do to nurture these essential qualities, which are crucial for a caring, healthy, vital community?   more

May 9, 2014

  • with Erin Gruwell

    Erin Gruwell helped 150 of her students - many of whom were written off by the school system - to use the power of education to write a book, graduate from high school and attend college. In her inspiring presentation, Gruwell tells the story of this extraordinary journey.  more

  • with Felix Warneken

    Are children born with an inclination to be altruistic, or do they need to be taught?  In his research lab at Harvard University Dr. Warneken observes toddlers, and his findings challenge a widely held belief that young children are driven mainly by selfishness.  more

  • with Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

    For over 10 years, Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl has studied kindness in children.  Through her unique lens as a former teacher, a parent and a scientist, she will share insights about how we can motivate children towards acts of kindness.   more

  • with W. Thomas Boyce

    Dr. Boyce will highlight how sensitive children (orchid children) thrive in highly supportive environments whereas more resilient children seem to thrive in many circumstances.  His research provides important information about how we can create highly supportive and nurturing environments for children. more

  • with Linda Lantieri

    Last year at Heart-Mind 2013, Linda Lantieri captured our hearts and minds with her talk about how integrating mindfulness into their lives can help adults to build inner resilience in children. This year Linda focuses on practical strategies for adults to help them be even more present and positive in the lives of children.  more

  • with Chief Robert Joseph

    An eloquent speaker, knowledgeable in the rich interplay between kindness and reconciliation, Chief Dr. Robert Joseph will provide an emotional anchor to the conference. Kindness is deeply embedded in his culture. Kindness is evident in rites of passage and the themes of everyday lives.   more

May 10, 2014

  • with Daniel Goleman

    Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, takes the stage to share fresh insights outlined in his new book, FOCUS.  It's a groundbreaking examination of today‚Äôs scarcest resource: attention. more

  • In lieu of attending the Small Group Sessions, you may register in advance for a special interest workshop that will deepen your understanding and develop your skills related to kindness in children. more

  • A unique opportunity to engage in facilitated conversations with our Heart-Mind 2014 speakers on the impact of kindness in the lives of children and youth.  more